Gnahoua lifts gloom at Macclesfield

Last Updated: 04/01/20 6:19pm

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Highlights from the Sky Bet League Two match between Macclesfield and Cambridge United.
Highlights from the Sky Bet League Two match between Macclesfield and Cambridge United.

Managerless Macclesfield lifted some of the gathering gloom with a 1-0 win at home to Cambridge.

With former boss Daryl McMahon having resigned on Thursday, the Silkmen were led by club favourite Danny Whitaker.

And League Two’s much-troubled club put aside their off-field woes as they dominated the first half, leading through Arthur Gnahoua’s fifth-minute goal.

A free-kick on the corner of the Cambridge box was hit low inside the near post by Gnahoua, a strike that U’s keeper Callum Burton will not want to see again.

The hosts had other chances, with Jay Harris firing wide, Gnahoua’s goal-bound effort deflected wide and Joe Ironside narrowly missing the target.

Cambridge’s best chance of the first half fell to former Macc midfielder Paul Lewis but Fiacre Kelleher was perfectly-placed to head his effort off the line.

Lewis wasted the visitors’ best opportunity of the second period, crashing his close-range finish against the post after Sam Smith’s header had set him up beautifully.

And after surviving that scare, Macc – for whom Fraser Horsfall had been denied a goal by an offside flag – were good value for their first victory since October.

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Source : Sky Sports